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PGCE ITT Bursaries and Scholarships

Initial teacher training bursaries and scholarships

Initial teacher training funding from the Department of Education (DfE)

The funding option available to you depends on your personal eligibility, your fee status, the type of programme you are studying and when you start your Bath Spa University studies. 

The initial teacher training (ITT) funding is administered by Bath Spa University in accordance with criteria determined by the Department of Education (DfE). Find out more about the teacher training funding available to you below.

Initial Teacher Training Funding from the Department of Education (DfE)

ITT bursaries and scholarships

Initial teacher training funding (ITT) is administered by Bath Spa University in accordance with criteria determined by the Department for Education (DfE).

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status.

Availability is dependent on the highest relevant academic award and the ITT subject. To receive a bursary or scholarship trainees must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria.

For more information about the initital teacher training funding please visit the following websites:

ITT eligibility and applying

Eligibility is based on:

  • Being eligible for UK student support (including support to EU students). Information about student finance is available on the teacher training funding website. Student support covers the student loans that you can apply for from Student Finance when studying on a PGCE course. You do have to apply for this funding to enable your eligibility to be assessed before we can consider you for funding, but you do not have to take out any loans.
  • Having a relevant degree classification and/or qualification.
  • Not already holding Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Not being employed and carrying out paid teaching work when receiving funding. (NB School Experience, which is part of your PGCE course, is not paid teaching work.)
  • Not taking any other Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course.
  • Agreeing to comply with the terms and conditions of the funding scheme.

As part of your enrolment you will be considered for ITT funding. The amount of  funding you receive will be dependent on your:

  • Course subject
  • Degree qualification
  • Personal eligibility.

Provided you satisfy the above eligibility you will receive an award from this scheme.

ITT payment information

Tuition Fee Route

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers.

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status.

Availability is dependent on the highest relevant academic award and the ITT subject. To receive a bursary or scholarship trainees must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria.

Scholarships

Subject 2019/20

Amount

Physics, Computing, Chemistry, Geography, Languages

£28,000

Secondary Mathematics

£22,000

Graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.

Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. Trainees who aren’t awarded a scholarship are eligible for a bursary.

Bursaries

Subject 2019/20

Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master's

Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computing, Geography, Languages

£26,000

Secondary Mathematics

£20,000

English

£15,000

Design and Technology, History

£12,000

Music, Religious Education

£9,000

Primary Mathematics

£6,000

The above information is set by the Department for Education (DfE) and is subject to terms and conditions. For more guidance please refer to DfE bursaries and scholarships 2019/20 webpage.

When is ITT funding paid?

Your ITT bursary will be paid in instalments direct into your bank account on the following dates:

2019/20   

11 October 2019

8 November 2019

6 December 2019

10 January 2020

14 February 2020

13 March 2020

9 April 2020

7 May 2020

12 June 2020

10 July 2020

 

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